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Monday, April 23 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Scan Days - John Sarnowski
ScanDay events aim to digitize and catalog letters, photos, souvenirs, and other artifacts related to local history. This lightning talk highligts events held around the state of Wisconsin at public libraries and churches.

“To Save Press 9”: voicemails as audio worth preserving - Lucy Rosenbloom
While we may not always have the opportunity to sit down with our loved ones to record oral histories, voicemails provide us with day-to-day, candid, and personal recordings from our friends and family. These messages left on our cell phones as digital audio files allow us to preserve the voice and words of the people in our lives. This presentation will show an example of a simple “DIY” archive of voicemails using a smartphone and email.

Mobile Digitization Kits: A Potential Tool for Personal Archiving - Ruohoa Han
Mobile digitization kits are portable collections of tools for converting analog materials to digital formats. They often include essential digitization hardware (e.g., scanners, digital cameras, and laptops) and software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop), as well as digitization knowledge and expertise. In contrast to traditional digitization models, in which materials are often brought to institutions and professionals for digitization, mobile digitization kits enable digitization to be “taken out” and brought to communities and individuals instead. In this way, they provide not only practical opportunities for individuals to get their important personal materials digitized, but also interesting potential in demystifying, educating about, and democratizing digitization. This lightning talk will provide a quick overview of mobile digitization kits and how they can be a potentially innovative tool for personal archiving, using the Indigitization project and the Culture in Transit project as examples of how such kits can be designed and utilized in different ways to bring individuals, communities, personal/community archiving, and digitization together.

Permanent Digital Preservation for All - Permanent Legacy Foundation’s Permanent.org - Robert Friedman

The Memory Lab Network at Houston Public Library - Matt Richardson
Houston Public Library will soon begin offering digital preservation services to the public as a part of the Memory Lab Network. This project emerges from National Leadership Grant awarded to DC Public Library (DCPL), in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA), to build Memory Lab programs in seven public libraries across the U.S. based on the DCPL Memory Lab model. This lightning talk will discuss the program from the perspective of one of the recently selected and newly trained project partners.

Family History at the Houston Public Library / Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research - Joy Oria

Learn about different ways of digitizing your family history materials through the Clayton Library.

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Robert Friedman

Executive Director, Permanent Legacy Foundation
Talk to me about personal, private and permanent cloud storage.

Ruohua Han

Doctoral Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ruohua Han is a PhD student at the iSchool, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Management Science with a focus on records management and archives administration at Renmin University of China, and has conducted and published... Read More →

Joy Oria

Senior Library Services Specialist, Outreach and Programming Coordinator, Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Joy Oria joined the Houston Public Library / Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research staff in 2015, where in addition to assisting customers in their family history research, she focuses on program planning and outreach efforts. Her genealogical research strengths include... Read More →

Matt Richardson

Photography Archive Supervisor, Houston Public Library
Matt Richardson is the Photography Archive Supervisor at Houston Public Library's Houston Metropolitan Research Center. He is also involved in digital initiatives such as the Harvey Memories Project and HPL's participation in the Memory Lab Network. Prior to joining HPL, Matt worked... Read More →
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Lucy Rosenbloom

Systems Librarian, Loyola University New Orleans
Lucy Rosenbloom is the Systems Librarian at Loyola University New Orleans.
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John Sarnowski

Director, ResCarta Foundation
John Sarnowski is a director of the non-profit ResCarta Foundation and has over 25 years’ experience in building digital collections. He was responsible for creating millions of digital objects for learned societies, libraries and major corporations as the director of Imaging Products... Read More →

Monday April 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavillion University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX

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